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Dec 10, 2013 9:00am PST
castro was financially supporting the anc when the u.s. and other world powers were shunning them, some considered them a terrorist group. at some point the u.s. was not on the right side of history when it came to south africa. it is very fitting you have cuba's leader front and center, speen a speaking role there. is it possible there could be recness of cuba's role at that time that could alter perhaps the way the united states sees cuba today? >> i'm not sure i'd go that far, but i do think that any son mandela in his early years depended heavily upon a number of people we found odious in the united states, including moma gadhafi. if he'd been alive today, perhaps he would have spoken, as well. it speaks to the mandela journey that in the beginning he was regarded by the west, i about the united states, by britain, by margaret thatcher as a terrorist. but as we've learned over time, one man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter. i think he evolved and now we see him as a freedom fighter. just as we saw many people who fought to secure israel as terrorists at the time, s
CNN
Dec 9, 2013 9:00am PST
principled in the fact that if gadhafi, if the libyans or the cubans had given assistance to the anc in times of trouble, he felt loyal. he was very loyal to his friends. he would show the friendship back. what you are going to see is a mismatch of people. hemowho are celebrities, naomi campbell known for her temper and being a hot headed model sitting next to perhaps the head of iran. you know? there's a wonderful image when you can see about tomorrow. i think that is mandela as his p.a. said today, he's bringing people toothing in death as well as he did in life. >> we're looking at pictures of mandela dancing. he was somebody who celebrated life, as well, bringing so many people together. you just can't help but. >> i will and be inspired when you see these images. thank you. appreciate that. the image of bill clinton at robben island, what an amazing treat to see that up close. >> you've got world leaders going there, including he was very critical of george w. bush over the iraq war and bush is heading down there. he was critical of the united states way back in 2003. i think he sa
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